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Opinions – 7/18/13: Maryland Court of Special Appeals (access required)

Consumer Protection Collection agencies  BOTTOM LINE: A party may collaterally attack a judgment entered in favor of an unlicensed collection agency because such a judgment is void. CASE: Finch v. LVNV Funding LLC, No. 704, Sept. Term, 2012 (filed June ...

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Opinions – 7/18/13: Maryland Court of Appeals (access required)

Election Law Residency  BOTTOM LINE: Where County Council sought to remove elected councilmember from office based on failure to meet residency requirement, since councilmember was required to reside in a federal prison in South Carolina pursuant to a plea agreement, ...

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Opinions – 7/3/13: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Civil Procedure Ineffective assistance of appellate counsel  BOTTOM LINE: Appellate counsel did not render ineffective assistance by failing to challenge constitutionality of police search, since counsel was not required to raise every conceivable argument – especially those unlikely to succeed. ...

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